Sutherland: NYC Maritime Community Bids Farewell
A memorial service for longtime Maritime Reporter and MarineNews writer/photographer Don Sutherland was held aboard the Mary A. Whalen at Brooklyn’s Red Hook Pier 9B last night. The event to celebrate the life and good works of the popular marine industry figure, who died on May 24,2010 following a brief bout with cancer, drew a crowd from many corners of the local maritime community, as well as an eclectic mix of family, friends and colleagues.
Judge Lifts Drilling Ban ... but Will it Last?
While offshore drillers, service and product suppliers received a bit of good news when U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman's ruled yesterday to remove the Obama Administration’s six-month moratorium on offshore drilling, questions regarding how quickly operations will return to normal are still up in the air, as according to the Wall Street Journal the administration vows to fight the decision. "Judge…
Incat Holds World Record for Two Decades
Twenty years ago headlines around the world announced a new world record, the fastest crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, by an Incat Tasmania-built ship. June 23 marks twenty continuous years that Incat-built fast ships have held the record for the fastest Transatlantic Crossing. On June 23, 1990 Hoverspeed Great Britain, a ship built by Incat in Tasmania, for operation between England and France by Sea Containers Ltd…
Thirty-Four Foss Vessels Win Safety Awards
The Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) presented the Foss vessels with Jones F. Devlin Awards at the Annual Safety Awards Luncheon held this year in New Orleans, Louisiana. The awards are given to self-propelled merchant vessels that have operated for two full years or more without a crew member losing a full turn at watch because of an occupational injury. Altogether, the Foss ships achieved the equivalent of 144 years without a lost-time injury.
NOC Demonstrates Naval S-Band Radar Testbed
Northrop Grumman Corporation has marked a significant milestone in the development of advanced surface warfare radars with the successful live outdoor testing of the company's S-band radar testbed.
Wärtsilä, ABB, HUG to Develop Emissions Technology
In an extension of their existing cooperation in the development of two-stage turbocharged medium speed diesel engines, Finnish power solutions provider Wärtsilä…
Future USNS Charles Drew Completes Trials
Following three days underway, the future USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) completed acceptance trials, June 19, departing from and returning to the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego.
Haugesund Contract for Offshore Simulators
Kongsberg Maritime's simulation division has signed a new contract to deliver a range of offshore simulators to the newly founded Haugesund Simulatorcenter in Norway. The contract, which was signed on 16 June 2010 is for the 2011 delivery of a 360 degree visual offshore vessel simulator with interface to a range of specialized task simulators for team training of complex offshore operations. The offshore vessel simulator…
Global Reactions to GOM Oil Spill
According to a June 20 report from the Associated Press, in reaction to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Britain has doubled rig inspections. Bulgaria scrapped plans for a new oil pipeline.
Rig Count Continues to Climb
According to a June 21 report from DailyMarkets.com, in its weekly release, Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. reported a rise in the U.S.
New Navy Contract
Philadelphia Gear Corp., King of Prussia, Pa., is being awarded an $80,240,784 firm-fixed-price contract for main reduction gears for DDG 51 (Arleigh Burke) Class Guided Missile Destroyers.
Lakes Iron Ore Trade Up 106% in May
Iron ore shipments on the Great Lakes totaled 6.3 million net tons in May, an increase of 16.4% over April, and an increase of 106% compared to a year ago. Shipments…
ReCAAP Reports on Piracy in South China Sea
The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre issued a special report addressing piracy in the South China Sea. Between January and June 2010, there have been eleven reported…
Hutchison Calls for Emergency Waiver to Jones Act
On June 17, U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) delivered a speech on the U.S. Senate floor calling for an emergency waiver of the Jones Act, which requires…
This Day in Coast Guard History – June 23
1716-Province of Massachusetts authorized the erection of the first lighthouse in America. It was built on Great Brewster Island in Boston Harbor. 1817-The cutter…
This Day in Naval History – June 23
1933 - Commissioning of USS Macon, Navy's last dirigible 1961 - Navy's first major low frequency radio station commissioned at Cutler, ME 1972 - Navy helicopter squadron aids flood-stricken resi